Fendi to honour Karl Lagerfeld with next couture show. Last February, the fashion world mourned the passing of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died shortly before the fall 2019 Chanel and Fendi fashion shows.
Fendi paid tribute to ‘Karl’s unparalled creativity and timeless legacy’ with a small video tribute and, this July, plan to take things one step further, with the brand staging a proper farewell tribute at their Rome couture show.
According to WWD, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, had fonds words to say about Lagerfeld, calling him ‘the soul of the house since many years’ and announced that the couture runway show will ‘reprise all his creations during his time at Fendi’.
Taking place on July 4th, the location for the show hasn’t been announced. The couture collection will be on display in Rome following the show.
Lagerfeld was the creative director of Fendi for over 54 years and Silvia Venturini Fendi remembered her dear friend.
“The bond between Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi is fashion’s longest love story, one that will continue to touch our lives for years to come. I am profoundly saddened by his passing and deeply touched by his constant care and perseverance until the very end.”
“When we called just a few days before the show, his only thoughts were on the richness and beauty of the Collection. It’s a true testament to his character. He shall be so missed.”
Fendi to honour Karl Lagerfeld with next couture show